Firmly supported by a wealth of research linking children’s mental and physical health to emotional well being, this new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5–8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasizes the development of empathy, tolerance, resilience, and motivation as well as an emotional vocabulary. The text helps teachers introduce students to a variety of techniques for managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings in a variety of situations. Solution-focused strategies are woven into: Worksheet tasks Self-reflection activitiesTake-home assignmentsPacked with teacher-friendly sessions, this book fulfills the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda and also complements the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).
Warm up Activity
Copy the Leader
In this game the pupils are seated in a circle and the teacher identifies a leader. The leader then starts off a simple movement. The pupils are asked to copy the movement and once they've achieved this, the leader adds on another movement. This continues until the movements are far too complex for the pupils to remember. This task can be varied by sending one or two pupils out of the room when the leader is being selected. When these pupils re-enter, their task is then to identify which pupil is actually leading the group.
Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on the previous session's take home task ...